Coconut Grove, Florida

Vice President of Legacy and Institutional Giving, Food For The Poor

The Organization

Founded in 1982, Food For The Poor (FFTP) is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, and does much more than feed millions of hungry children and families living in poverty primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. Thanks to its faithful donors, the organization’s programs are providing housing, healthcare, education, clean water, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance, in addition to feeding hundreds of thousands of people each day. FFTP donors have built more than 87,700 safe and secure homes for the destitute. During 2020, FFTP built 1,872 homes for families in need of safe shelter. Since inception, the charity has provided more than $16.6 billion in aid.

Position Overview

Vice President of Legacy and Institutional Giving

Coconut Grove, Florida

Food For The Poor is at a pivotal time in its 38-year history. Under the inspired leadership of Chief Executive Officer Ed Raine, who has reinvented the charity’s culture with greater transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and team empowerment, FFTP is energized and unified and responding with urgency to the challenges facing the world with the COVID-19 pandemic at the immediate forefront. This unprecedented global crisis has accelerated FFTP’s embrace and adoption of technology and remote work. The charity surpassed its 2020 cash budget projections by 7.5 percent despite the significant disruption, being buoyed by a legion of faithful donors responding to the urgent needs of the 17 countries that FFTP supports in the Caribbean and Latin America. As part of this dynamic organizational change, FTTP has restructured its Development Division to create greater efficiencies and a more collaborative environment to better serve the charity’s many donors, significantly grow revenue to support FFTP’s plethora of programmatic offerings, and ultimately touch and transform the lives of FFTP’s millions of beneficiaries.

For 2020, Food For The Poor raised more than $130 million in net revenue.

Amid this favorable context, Food For The Poor seeks a seasoned and motivated fundraising professional for the newly created role of Vice President of Legacy and Institutional Giving (Vice President). The Vice President is responsible for building and leading the team within the Development Division responsible for Legacy and Gift Planning, Foundations, Business & Corporate Development, and Service Organizations. The Vice President will initially manage a three-person staff, with the budget to hire for five professional positions this year. Key priorities for the Vice President include leading donor discovery, implementing strategies to create and strengthen donor relationships, enhancing levels of engagement with current and prospective donors, strengthening the awareness of FFTP’s vital mission, and ultimately aligning external funding with the financial needs of the organization.

Required qualifications and experience:

– Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation desired.

– Seven or more years of successful fundraising and nonprofit management experience.

– Successful management of fundraising team and record of meeting and exceeding goals.

– History of cultivating and closing six/seven-figure gifts.

– Superior written and verbal communication skills.

– Strong organizational capabilities.

– Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

– Understand all aspects of development and fundraising in order to effectively lead others.

– Interest in all aspects of serving the poor and a dedication to promoting FFTPs fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with donors/staff/ volunteers at all levels.

– Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.

– Computer savvy; knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications; donor software/Donor Direct experience helpful.

– Licensed driver.

How To Apply

Food For The Poor is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against or permit the harassment of any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws in any aspect of employment opportunity. Food For The Poor’s policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination extends to recruitment, employment, advancement and promotion, compensation and benefits administration, leaves of absence, training and development, and other personal actions.

Food For The Poor has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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